California Department of Transportation
Coronado Bridge Carquinez Bridge San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge Richmond San Rafael Bridge

Materials Engineering and Testing Services

California Test Methods (CTM)

CTM No.

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METS Contact

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101
Method of Operation and Calibration of the Mechanical Compactor

Audrie Spears
916-227-7240

102
Mechanics, Operation, Calibration, and Diaphragm Installation of the Stabilometer
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
103
Method of Test for Calibration of Expansion Pressure Devices
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
104
Method of Test for Operation and Calibration of the Electronically Controlled Compactor
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
105
Calculations Pertaining to Gradings and Specific Gravities
James Sagar
916-227-7205
106
Definitions of Terms Relating to Specific Gravity
James Sagar
916-227-7205
107
Method of Operation of the Mechanical Spader
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
109
Method for Testing of Material Production Plants
Basil Miranda
916-227-5707
110
Method of Calibration of Compaction Test Equipment
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
111
Method of Developing Density and Moisture Calibration Tables for the Nuclear Gauge
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
112
Method for Installation and Use of Embankment Settlement Devices
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
113
Method for Evaluating the Capabilities of Asphalt Concrete Compactors
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
114
Method for Calibration of the California Portable Skid Tester
Bomasur Banzon
916-227-7234
115
Method of Calibration of Pressure Type Air Meters
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
120
Criteria for Selection of Permeable Materials (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
121
Administrative Instructions for Use of Nuclear Gauges
Gem-Yeu Ma
916-227-1080
125
Method of Test for Sampling Highway Materials and Products Used in the Roadway Structural Sections
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
130
Geotechnical Design Reports and Materials Reports
Shira Rajendra (GDR)
   916-952-8329
Joe Peterson (MR)
916-227-7303

Shira.Rajendra@dot.ca.gov


Joe.Peterson@dot.ca.gov

201
Method of Test for Soil and Aggregate Sample Preparation
James Sagar
916-227-7205
202
Method of Test for Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
James Sagar
916-227-7205
203
Mechanical Analysis of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
204
Method of Test for Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
205
Method of Test for Determining Percentage of Crushed Particles
James Sagar
916-227-7205
206
Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
207
Method of Test for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
208
Method of Test for Apparent Specific Gravity of Fine Aggregates
James Sagar
916-227-7205
209
Method of Test for Specific Gravity of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
211
Abrasion of Coarse Aggregate by Use of the Los Angeles Rattler Machine
James Sagar
916-227-7205
212
Method of Test for Unit Weight of Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
213
Method of Test for Organic Impurities in Concrete Sand
James Sagar
916-227-7205
214
Method of Test for Soundness of Aggregates by Use of Sodium Sulfate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
215
Method of Test for Petrographic Examination of Mineral Aggregates
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
216
Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
217
Method of Test for Sand Equivalent
James Sagar
916-227-7205
219
Method of Test for Consolidation of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
220
Method of Test for Permeability of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
221
Unconfined Compression of Soils
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
223
Method of Test for Surface Moisture in Concrete Aggregates by the Displacement Method (Field Method)
James Sagar
916-227-7205
224
Method of Test for Bulk Specific Gravity (S.S.D.) of Coarse Aggregate by the Displacement Method (Field Method)
James Sagar
916-227-7205
225
Method of Test for Bulk Specific Gravity (S.S.D.) of Fine Aggregate by the Displacement Method (Field Method)
James Sagar
916-227-7205
226
Method of Test for Determination of Moisture Content of Soils and Aggregates by Oven Drying
James Sagar
916-227-7205
227
Method of Test for Evaluating Cleanness of Coarse Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
228
Method of Test for Lineal Shrinkage of Soils (Bar Method)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
229
Method of Test for Durability Index
James Sagar
916-227-7205
230
Method of Test for Triaxial Compression of Soils (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
231
Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Untreated and Treated Soils and Aggregates Using Nuclear Gage
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
232
Large-Scale Triaxial Compression of Soils (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
233
Method of ascertaining the Homogeneity of Concrete in Cast-in-drilled-hole (Cidh) piles using the Gamma-Gamma test method
Doug Brittsan
916-227-1079
234
Method of Test for Uncompacted Void Content of Fine Aggregates
James Sagar
916-227-7205
235
Method of Test for Percentage of Flat and Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate
James Sagar
916-227-7205
301
Method of Test for Determining the Resistance "R" Value of Treated and Untreated Bases, Subbases and Basement Soils by the Stabilometer
James Sagar
916-227-7205
302
Method of Test for Film Stripping
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
303
Method of Test for Centrifuge Kerosene Equivalent and Approximate Bitumen Ratio (ABR)

Frank Chavez
916-227-5284

304
Method of Preparation of HMA for Test Specimens
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
305
Method of Test for Swell of Bituminous Mixtures
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
307
Method of Test for Moisture Vapor Susceptibility of Bituminous Mixtures
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
308
Method of Test for Determining Bulk Specific Gravity and Density of Compacted Hot Mix Asphalt
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
309
Method of Test for Theoretical Maximum Specific Gravity and Density of Hot Mix Asphalt
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
310
Method of Test for Determination of Asphalt and Moisture Contents of Bituminous Mixtures by Hot Solvent Extraction
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
312
Designing and Testing Classes "A" and "B" Cement Treated Bases (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
James Sagar
916-227-7205

313

Determining the Application Rates of Foamed Asphalt for Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
330
Method of Test for Residue by Evaporation of Emulsified Asphalt
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
331
Method of Test for Residue by Evaporation of Latex Modified Asphalt Emulsion
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
332
Method of Test for Recovery from Deformation of Latex Modified Asphalt Emulsion Residue
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
337
Method for Determining the Effect of Heat and Air on Asphaltic Materials
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
338
Determination of Cement or Lime Content in Treated Aggregate by the Titration Method
James Sagar
916-227-7205
339
Method of Field Test for the Determination of Distributor Spread Rate
Albert Vasquez
916-227-7322
341
Method of Test for Measuring the Permeability of Bituminous Pavements and Seal Coats
Albert Vasquez
916-227-7322
342
Method of Test for Surface Skid Resistance with the California Portable Skid Tester
Bomasur Banzon
916-227-7234
345
Method of Test for Determining the Quantity of Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent Required for an Asphaltic Pavement
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
346
Method of Test for Determining the Effect of Heat and Air on a Moving Film of Asphalt (Rolling Thin Film Oven Test)
Tracey Hall
916-227-729
351
Method of Test for Determining the Percent of Residue of Emulsified Asphalt Rejuvenating Agents
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
354
Method of Test for Evaluating the Expansive Potential of Soils Underlying Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (Third Cycle Expansion Pressure Test)
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
356
Method of Test to Obtain Flexible Pavement Deflection Measurements for Determining Pavement Rehabilitation Requirements
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
357
Method of Test for Obtaining Deflection Measurements and Layer Thickness Information for Rehabilitation Design of Hot Mix Asphalt Surfaced Pavements Using Mechanistic-Empirical Design and Analysis Procedures
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
358
Method of Test for Determining Permeability of Thin Membranes Under Asphalt Concrete
Albert Vasquez
916-227-7322
359
Method of Test to Estimate the Modulus of Reaction of Existing Asphalt Concrete Pavement from Pavement Deflection
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
360
Method of Test for Surface Abrasion of Compacted Bituminous Mixtures
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
362
Method of Determining Asphalt Content in Bituminous Mixtures by Vacuum Extraction
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
365
Method of Test for Micro-Recovery of Asphalt from Bituminous Core Slices and Small Samples of Loose Asphalt-Aggregate Mixtures
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
366
Method of Test for Stabilometer Value
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
367
Method of Test for Determining Optimum Bitumen Content (OBC)
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
368
Method of Test for Optimum Bitumen Content (OBC) for Open Graded Asphalt Concrete
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
370
Method of Test for Determining Moisture Content of Bituminous Mixtures or Graded Mineral Aggregates Using Microwave Ovens
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
371
Method of Test for Resistance of Compacted Bituminous Mixture to Moisture Induced Damage
Tracey Hall
916-227-5284
373
Unconfined Compressive Strength of Lime Treated Soils and Aggregates
Yung Chung
916-227-5242
374
Method for Determining Asphalt Durability Using the California Tilt-Oven Durability Test
Al Vasquez
916-227-7322
375
Determining the In-Place Density and Relative Compaction of AC Pavement
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
377
Determining the Percent and Grade of Recycling Agent to Use for Hot Recycling of Asphalt Concrete
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
378
Method of Test for Determining the Percent and Grade of Recycling Agent to Use for Cold Recycling of Asphalt Concrete
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
379
Method of Determining Asphalt Content of Bituminous Mixtures by Use of the Nuclear Gage
Tracey Hall
916-227-7293
380
Method of Test for Recovering Asphalt Materials by Modified (IA) Abson Recovery
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
381
Method for Determination of Asphalt Binder Properties using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
382
Determination of Asphalt Content of Bituminous Mixtures by the Ignition Method
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
384
Method of Test to Determone Combined Gradations for Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) using up to 25% Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP)
Frank Chavez
916-227-5284
385
Method of Test for Sampling and Testing Crumb Rubber Modifier
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
386
Method of Test for Determining Foaming Characteristics of Hot Bitumen
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
387
Method of Test for Operation, Calibration and Operator Certification of Inertial Profilers
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
388
Method of Field Procedure for Measurement of Asphalt Rubber Binder Viscosity
Audrie Spears
916-227-7240
401
Method of Test for Latex Concentration in Asphalt Emulsions
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
402
Methods for Testing Paints and Related Materials
Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919
403
Method of Testing Cement Treated Base and Concrete for Calcium Oxide
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
404
Test Method for the Chemical Analysis of Portland Cement, Portland Cement Concrete, Fly Ash, Pozzolan, and Blended Cement
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
405
Method for the Chemical Analysis of Water
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
406
Method of Test for Field-Sampling of Pavement Marking Materials
Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919
413
Method of Testing Cold Applied Two-Component Polysulfide Polymer Type Joint Sealing Compound
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
414
Free Lime in Hydrated Lime (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
415
Determination of Chloride Content in Organic Additives for Portland Cement Concrete
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
416
Method of Test for Concrete Admixtures
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
417
Method of Testing Soils and Waters for Sulfate Content
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
419
Method of Test for Evaluating Epoxy Resin Systems at Low Temperatures by Flexural-Creep Measurements
James Sagar
916-227-7205
420
Method of Testing Cleanness and Soundness of Portland Cement Concrete Surfaces and Quality of Bonded Overlays and Sealed Courses

James Sagar
916-227-7205

421
Method of Identification of Pigments and Extenders in Paints and Coatings
Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919
422
Method of Testing Soils and Waters for Chloride Content
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
423
Method for Testing Thermoplastic Traffic Line Materiall

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

424
Testing Soils and Waters for Conductivity (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
434
Method for Testing Epoxy Resin Adhesives, Binders and Sealants
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
435
Testing Two-Component Machine-Mixed Polyurethane Sealants
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
437
Test for Thermo-Applied Pavement Striping Granules (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

438
Method for Determination of Rheological Properties of Chemical Adhesives Using a Dynamic Shear Rheometer
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
440
Method of Test for Flexible Bituminous Adhesive
Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291
504
Method of Test for Determining Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method

James Sagar
916-227-7205

515
Method of Test for Relative Mortar Strength of Portland Cement Concrete Sand

James Sagar
916-227-7205

518
Method of Test for Unit Weight of Fresh Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

521
Method of Test for Compressive Strength of Molded Concrete Cylinders

James Sagar
916-227-7205

522
Method of Test for Chord Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete (Compressometer Method)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

523
Method of Test for Flexural Strength of Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

524
Method of Test for Flexural Strength of Rapid Strength Concrete
James Sagar
916-227-7205
526
Method of Test for Operation of California Highway Profilograph and Evaluation of Profiles

Joe Peterson
916-227-7303

527
Method of Test for Expansion in Water and Contraction in Air of Portland Cement Mortar

James Sagar
916-227-7205

528
Method of Test for Freeze-Thaw Resistance of Aggregates in Air-Entrained Concrete (Powers Procedure)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

529
Method of Test for Proportions of Coarse Aggregate in Fresh Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

530
Method of Test for Determining the Effect of Water-Reducing and Set-Retarding Admixtures on the Drying Shrinkage of Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

531
Method of Test for Determining Length of Drilled Concrete Cores

James Sagar
916-227-7205

533
Method of Test for Ball Penetration in Fresh Portland Cement Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

534
Method of Test for Water Retention Efficiency of Liquid Membrane-Forming Concrete Curing Compounds

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

535
Method of Test for Determining the Application Rates of Concrete Curing Compounds in the Field

James Sagar
916-227-7205

536
Method of Test for Determining a Recommended Cement Content for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

James Sagar
916-227-7205

537
Method of Test for Determining the Drying Shrinkage of Lightweight Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

539
Method of Test for Sampling Fresh Concrete

James Sagar
916-227-7205

540
Method of Test for Making, Handling, and Storing Concrete Compressive Test Specimens in the Field

James Sagar
916-227-7205

541
Method of Test for Flow of Grout Mixtures (Flow Cone Method)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

543
Method of Test for Determining Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method

James Sagar
916-227-7205

547
Method of Test for Operation of Bridge Profilograph and Evaluation of Profiles

Audrie Spears
916-227-7240

548
Method of Test for Evaluation of Aggregate for Lean Concrete Base (LCB)

James Sagar
916-227-7205

549
Method of Prequalification of Concrete Aggregate

James Sagar
916-227-7205

550
Method for Determining the Surface Abrasion Resistance of Concrete Specimens

James Sagar
916-227-7205

551
Method of Test for Determining Suitability of Materials for Overlayment and Repair of Portland Cement Concrete Pavement and Structures

James Sagar
916-227-7205

552
Method of Test for Relative Compaction of Polymer Concrete Utilizing Nuclear Gauges

James Sagar
916-227-7205

553
Method for Testing Thermal Stability of Mortar Made with Hydraulic Cement

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

554
Method of Sampling for and Reporting the Results of Tests for Alkali Silica Reactivity

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

556
Method of Test for Slump of Fresh Portland Cement Concrete
James Sagar
916-227-7205
557
Method of Test for Temperature of Fresh Mixed Portland Cement Concrete
James Sagar
916-227-7205
559
Method for determining Cementitious Materials Content or Water/Cement Ratio for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
James Sagar
916-227-7205
602
Reflectance of Highway Reflector Buttons (Optical Requirements) (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

603
Moisture Seal of Highway Reflector Buttons (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

604
Method of Test for Luminous Intensity of Traffic Signal Sections

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

605
Method of Test for Deflection of Plastic Traffic Signal Face

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

606
Method of Test for Luminance of Pedestrian Signal Face

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

608
Method of Test for High Pressure Sodium Lamp Multiple Supply Ballasts

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

610
Method of Test for Expected Life Performance and Lumens of HPS Lamps

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

611
Method of Test for Testing Durability of Mast Arm-mounted Luminaires

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

620
Testing Rubber Hose (Test method is currently inactive - refer to contact for further information)

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

635
Method of Test for Diameter of Wire and Thickness of Insulation (Electrical Conductors)

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

642
Method of Test for Coefficent of Retroreflection of Retroreflective Sheeting for Highway Signs

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

643
Method for Determining Field and Laboratory Resistivity and pH Measurements for Soil and Water

Leo Martinez
916-227-7287

644
Method of Test for Shear Strength of Brick Cores

James Sagar
916-227-7205

645
Method of Test for Coating Adherence to Metalic Substrates

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

646
Method of Test for Series Multiple (SM) Transformers

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

650
Method of Test for Specular Reflector Material
Craig Fearn
916-227-7196
651
Method of Test for Diffuse Light Transmission Factor of Large Reinforced Plastic Panels

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

652
Ascertaining Thickness of Spelter Coating on Galvanized Products (Replaced by ASTM A 123/123M-97 and ASTM A 153/153M)

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

658
Method of Test for Function and Pre-installation Inspection of Traffic Signal Systems

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

659
Method of Test for Environmental Operation of Traffic Signal Systems

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

660
Method of Test for Evaluating Color by Means of Chromaticity Coordinates

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

662
Method of Test for Seam Quality Control Standard for Helical Lock Seam Corrugated Metal Pipe

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

663
Method of Test for Testing of Bridge Bearing Pads

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

664
Method of Test for Crushing of Longitudinally Welded Steel Tubular Products (Universal Crushing Test)

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

665
Method of Test for Seam Quality Control of Helical Continuously Welded Seam Corrugated Metal Pipe

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

666
Method of Test for Fracture and Defection of Metal Traffic Signal Section Housing

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

667
Method of Test for the Power Line Transient Susceptibility

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

669
Test Method for Non-Reflective and Reflective Pavement Markers

Mitch Gipson
916-227-7919

670
Method of Tests for Mechanical and Welded Reinforcing Steel Splices

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

671
Test Method for Evaluating Painted Metal Target Plate Material

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

673
Method of Determining Movement Rating of Type B1 and B2 Preformed Elastomeric Joint Seals

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

674
Method of Test for Fence Posts and Braces

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

677
Method of Determining the Tension in Prestressing Strand with the Vibra-Tension, Model ET-U

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

678
Method of Test for Luminaire Isolux Diagrams

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

679
Method of Test for Mercury Lamp Multiple Circuit Ballastsy Lamp Multiple Circuit Ballasts

Craig Fearn
916-227-7196

680
Method of Determining the Strength of Headlight Glare Screen Posts

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

681
Method for Testing Creep Performance of Concrete Anchorage Devices

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

682
Method for Determining Ultimate Tensile Strength of Cast-In-Place Concrete Inserts

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

683
Method for Testing Deflection and Bending Strength of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Poles

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

684
Method of Test for Anti-Graffiti Materials on Retroreflective Sheeting for Highway Signs

Lisa Dobeck
916-227-7291

685
Method for Holiday Detectionin Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

686
Method for Evaluating Bend Test Results of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253

687
Method of Testing for Measuring Epoxy Coating Thickness on Steel Reinforcing Bars, Wire Mesh, and Dowel Bars

Paul Lukkarila
916-227-7253